10 Amazing Grilled Dinners


The days are getting longer, and the outdoors are begging us to stay outside.  Whether it's a picnic in the park or a family barbecue, summer is made for grilling! Not only does grilling keep the kitchen cleaner, and you outside where the fun is, but it also adds a layer of flavor that you just can't recreate indoors. Here are 10 Amazing Grilled … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Split Kabobs

banana split kabobs

Hi there, it's Laura from Inspiration for Moms. School is out and it's time to celebrate with an awesome summer dessert. The party begins with one word....kabob. I think everyone can agree that eating food on sticks is just FUN. And when the food is chocolate brownies paired with fresh fruit...you know it's going to be a hit! My Chocolate … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken


Who wants to turn on the oven right now?  Not me - it's so hot outside my slow cooker has become my best friend all over again and any quick and easy meal I can make to avoid the oven is high on my list. It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification back with this delicious 3 ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken which also makes a great … [Read more...]

12 Refreshing Summer Cocktails


The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are rising. That can only mean one thing, summer is almost here! If you're looking for a way to beat the heat at your next summer barbecue, check out these 12 Refreshing Summer Cocktails. Like these Refreshing Summer Cocktail ideas? Find more inspiration on my Spirits Pinterest … [Read more...]

100 Summer Ideas in Mason Jars

100 ideas for summer in jars

  Looking for some fun summer ideas? This collection has everything to make your summer a hit - from cocktails to desserts, to pretty ways to decorate and even stuff for the kids. With 100 ideas, there's a few summer ideas for almost everyone. An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Chicago style grill seasoning

all purpose grill seasoning recipe

Summer is all about grilling - and nothing is safe around our house once the grill is lit. Steaks, chicken, fish - we pretty much throw whatever we eat on the grill during the hot weather months, because there's nothing worse than fighting 100 degree temps by firing up the stove at the end of the day. Plus, hello charcoal... it's a steak's best … [Read more...]

Shark Bite – a simple summer cocktail

shark bite cocktail via Gina Luker

Dreaming of a little beach vacay, but just can't get away? Sometimes getting together with a friend or two for an afternoon of relaxation with a cocktail or two is just what you need. Summer time means I like bringing a beachier vibe to our cocktail bar, and this cocktail is totally perfect to sip during the long summer afternoons. This … [Read more...]

Brownie a la Mode (in a jar) with salted caramel sauce

Brownie A La Mode in a Jar

Summer is all about family entertaining around my house. Lots of teenagers hanging out, lots of family cookouts, lots of fun, sun and good food. So what do you do when you want to feed a crowd something special for dessert without making a huge mess? Portion things so it can go quickly and easily, while still keeping it delicious. Which is why I … [Read more...]

Beautiful Berry Tart

berry tart - perfect for summer!

Happy May everyone! I am so happy to be back with a light, fruity dessert that is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.   I love to make fresh fruit desserts in the Spring. The blooming of the season just seems to compliment eating fresh and light. So now is the perfect time to make my Beautiful Berry Tart. It's a crowd pleaser to the … [Read more...]

Grape Julius Popsicles

closet hacks - hot glue on hangers to hold clothes better

Hey there, it is Emily from The Benson Street! I love that spring has sprung and summer is creeping up on us. What is warmer weather without a cool yummy treat? It is just plain hot. I love to cool off with cold treats. One of my favorite drinks is a Grape Julius! They are simple enough to whip up and help cool you off from the inside out. I've … [Read more...]